Eugene Ballet Academy offers a Pre-Professional Program specifically designed for advanced level classical ballet students not yet eligible for the Aspirant Program because of age and/or proficiency. Close contact with Eugene Ballet Company provides students with several educational advantages including professional performing opportunities, the opportunity to work with guest teachers and choreographers, and to experience a unique perspective of the daily challenges in the life of a professional dancer.
Pre-Professional students are required to participate in Academy classes and Eugene Youth Ballet rehearsals and performances throughout the season. In addition, students may attend Eugene Ballet Company ballet classes while the Company is in residence. During specific weeks throughout the season, Pre-Professional Program students may join Aspirants to participate in classes and rehearsals with guest choreographers/stagers, as well as perform in Aspirant performance programs.
Acceptance to the Pre-Professional Program is through selection and Eugene Ballet Academy Director’s approval. Students not enrolled in Eugene Ballet Academy and seeking acceptance are required to submit references and audition (or submit a DVD or youtube link for those unable to audition in person).
The Aspirant Program
For more information about Eugene Ballet’s Aspirant Program click here.